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blow down

Of the wind, to blow something to the ground. That wind today blew down all of the clothes I'd hung on the clothesline. Your hanging flower pots might get blown down in this storm.
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blow someone or something down

[for a rush of air] to knock someone or something over. The wind blew Chuck down. The tornado blew down many buildings.
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Also, a cold wind seemed to be blowing down my back (enraptured with the spring, I had gone out clad only in a thin overcoat).
A cool wind was blowing down over the long harvest fields from the rims of firry western hills and whistling through the poplars.
I want to sit on the back porch steps and feel the breeze blowing down over Mr.
She felt so sour and unrelenting that for a few minutes she almost forgot about Dickon and the green veil creeping over the world and the soft wind blowing down from the moor.
For days the weather had been bitter cold with a high wind blowing down on the town from Lake Erie, eighteen miles to the north, but on that night the wind had died away and a new moon made the night unusually lovely.
Papa conducted his mysterious operations in the City--a stirring place in those days, when war was raging all over Europe, and empires were being staked; when the "Courier" newspaper had tens of thousands of subscribers; when one day brought you a battle of Vittoria, another a burning of Moscow, or a newsman's horn blowing down Russell Square about dinner-time, announced such a fact as--"Battle of Leipsic--six hundred thousand men engaged--total defeat of the French--two hundred thousand killed.
But passenger watchdog Transport Focus compared the news to "a chill wind" blowing down platforms, as many passengers' incomes are stagnating or falling.
STRONG winds pounded North Wales yesterday, blowing down trees and power lines, damaging buildings and causing disruption to traffic and ferry services.
For example, a given manifold position designed for 4-mL vials cannot be used for blowing down a 40-mL vial.
Is it 'so unfair' if I say that you want to get attention by blowing down your vuvuzela and that the only way to deal with questions you can't answer is to blow down it even louder?
WHILE the heavy rains that had pummelled Belfast stayed away, a howling gale blowing down from the Mournes turned this game into a lottery.
We can remember the scenic railway blowing down and on that morning, while my wife was at morning Mass, at the back of the church a window blew out with the wind still strong.
Weathermen predict the region will turn icy over the next few days as winter begins to kick in with cold winds blowing down from the north.
With a strong wind blowing down the pitch both sides struggled to control a lively bouncing ball.
IT FEELS AS IF A GIANT MEAT LOCKER HAS SWUNG OPEN, sending a cold, yet thin, wind blowing down South Cascade Glacier just outside North Cascades National Park in northern Washington.